Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Kabocha Squash Soup with Pecans

When the odd summer breeze kisses
my skin with susurrations of chill,
I slow cook the sun (for warmth).

I cube kabocha squash
and boil it in bone broth

(for 13 minutes).

While the broth does its thing,
I slow roast some
pestled and mortared pecans.

I blend the softened sun,
pour the liquid gold
into a bowl,

and sprinkle the yum
with still hot toasty nuttiness
(for crunch).

 


photo by henry perks, on Unsplash

 - for Poets and Storytellers United--Weekly Scribblings #83: Pay Attention, where we’re asked “to choose one object in nature, examine it closely, letting it inspire in [us] a sense of wonder”. I chose the kabocha squash in my fridge and wandered into soup. Also linked to the Writers’ Pantry #84: Let’s Read Up a Storm.

49 comments:

  1. Wow, sure would love a spoonful or twelve of that.

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  2. Yum is such a wonderful word. Even if you try to say it without a smile, one will creep onto you face without fuss XXX

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  3. Mmm... I love kabocha squash. I can't usually find it at the mainstream supermarkets (gotta go to Asian specialty markets for that). But they are worth seeking out. I have to try topping them with pecans too next time!

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  4. Squash Yummmy. I favourite all time soup is A Pumpkin Soup

    Good Wednesday

    Much❤love

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  5. The gift of nature made so palatable!

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  6. Now I am thinking about a trip to Farmer’s Market this afternoon ~~ check out the squash options, I have pecans! And broth! Thank you muchly.

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  7. The "softened sun" is such a wonderful way to describe it. The word "squash" just isn't so poetic!

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    1. Squashes (and oranges) always make me think of sunshine.

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  8. Ohhh.... I simply love the way you write. Have a wonderful evening.

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  9. sounds delicious! i like the idea of cooking the sun, that's a unique take, and i love all the little details... well done!

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  10. Nature has sooo many good things for our tummies. My doctor says
    no seeds, nuts, pop or other corn, etc. I could eat the squash,
    their seeds cooked don't seem to bother me. I don't eat them
    raw anymore.
    ..

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    1. Roasted seeds and nuts tend to go a wee bit easier...

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  11. I'm warmed just reading this! Slurp.

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  12. Didn't know a recipe can be so poetic. 😄
    Yum!

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  13. When I read your delicious poem on Tuesday, I was away from home. I couldn't resist looking for a pumpkin soup around town that evening. And I find it but it was nearly as good like I imagine yours to be...with slow cooked sun.

    I simple love your use of language in this poem, it creates vivid mental images.

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  14. Not a big squash fan myself, M, but the poetry's delicious. Well done

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  15. I'm sure there will be a big run on squash at the grocers this week after your description, Magaly. Sounds SO yummy!

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  16. I love squash and your treatment here of it, comparing it to the sun, is perfect. "slow cook the sun" AMAZING!

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  17. I like way you present the colours in your cooking It is like visual art.

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    1. I've always thought cooking (and eating) should be a complete sensory experience. So I really appreciate your words.

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  18. Fantastic piece. The title itself is a poem.

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  19. Is it ready yet? That's me knocking at your door, bowl and spoon in hand.

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    1. Oh, goodness! I missed you. We'll be having fish tomorrow.

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  20. May I please have some! That sounds delicious! Toasted yum!!

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  21. I will have some to please! Big Hugs!

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